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Alley Oop II
« on: November 13, 2023, 08:31:56 AM »
In the late 50's my brother ran a Model A called the Alley Oop. I have wanted a front engine rail for as long as I can remember.  After 10+ years of gathering parts I think I have enough to actually start building one. I have an 8-3/4 Chrysler rearend with a 742 pumpkin, an SPE steering box, powerglide shorty tranny, and rear wheels and tires. I just received my order from Neil & Parks with a Wilwood brake kit, and Chromolly bends for the shoulder hoop and roll cage.

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Re: Alley Oop II
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2023, 01:27:52 PM »
your brother's car looks neat, but it sounds like yours is going to be a fed. what are you planning for a power plant?

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2023, 02:51:37 PM »
Yea, I want a rail. I am going for a mid 60's short body look. About 150" wheelbase.

I have a couple engines I want to run in it. First will be a 4 cylinder Pontiac (the old half a 389) from 1963. The second motor I would like to run is a Studebaker V8 similar to the one my brother ran.

The idea is to stay under 300hp, and keep it in the 10's. as long as I can.

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Re: Alley Oop II
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2023, 07:08:35 AM »
good for you, I was always intrigued by pontiac 4, have never seen one in person. looking forward to seeing your progress.

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Re: Alley Oop II
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2023, 11:28:08 AM »
1st Mock Up done. Looks like it will be 32" out.

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Re: Alley Oop II
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2024, 05:18:05 PM »
Alignment Bar with spacers for Pontiac motor.

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Re: Alley Oop II
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2024, 04:12:28 PM »
that is an early Powerglide case haven't seen one in years.
Using the shaft is the way to do it, Keep it up!

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Re: Alley Oop II
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2024, 06:50:58 PM »
It's an air cooled one. Not sure how strong it is with those holes in it, but it is light. I think I will build a different case.

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Re: Alley Oop II
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2024, 08:20:03 AM »
you are right about changing the case but it's because it didn't have exterior lines, which you will need.